Friday, May 25, 2012

Top Ten Cloves: Other Ways Facebook Could Have Screwed Up Their IPO

News Item:  EXCLUSIVE: Here's The Inside Story Of What Happened On The Facebook IPO

10.  Done it all on Facebook – base share prices by how many Likes they received

  9.  If Mark Zuckerburg had another meeting with Biz Stone

  8.  Brought Lebron James in for the last quarter of writing the IPO

  7.  Promoted offering with ads on Google+ 

  6.  Used the New Orleans Saints Bounty Program to sell their shares (or, perhaps,      
        to settle the lawsuits)

  5.  Get The Most Interesting Man In The World  to … Wait a minute, he's way too cool, 
        and, probably, has his own MIMITWBook (and everyone on it Likes him)   

  4.  If former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson was brought in to keep the IPO 

  3.  Hired Jamie Dimon and J.P. Morgan’s London office to run the show

  2.  Got Mitt Romney to make one of his prescient insights to the marketplace

  1.  Had Larry Summers and the Winklevoss Brothers do the underwriting

Bonus Riffs

Charles P. Pierce: Why Is America So Happy for Facebook? 

Mark Cuban: Facebook IPO Post Mortem – Killer – but not for the reasons you think !